PAMPANGA

Pangan: Multiple organ failure

At Close Range

ONE of the dreaded causes of death is the multiple organ failure, also known as total organ failure, multi-system organ failure or multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Per online research, it was known as the altered organ function in an acutely ill patient requiring medical intervention to achieve homeostasis.

In most cases, death certainly results therefrom and there is no cure or remedy despite the efforts put therein to prevent death.

Sepsis is the most common cause of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and may result in septic shock and then death. The condition usually results from infection, injury, hypertension and hypermetabolism. Usually, the organs involved are the lungs, liver and kidney and these organs simultaneously fail inducing a massive heart attack.

Medical costs are normally expensive and out-of-reach of ordinary patients.

The government should look into ways of mitigating the effects of this malady, as in the Universal Health Care which could include it in its coverage.

The marginalized sector of the populace is the most affected by this medical condition and, oftentimes, due to ignorance and lack of resources, it falls prey to this condition.

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The Metro Manila traffic woes have been increasing by the minute, by the hour.

No brilliant minds from Metro Manila Development Authority can come up with solutions to this growing menace and no novel ideas to solve the crisis have proved feasible to solve it.

Past administrations are to blame for this worsening problem. What have they done to solve this gargantuan problem when it was still manageable during their terms? Almost always, complacency took the better part of their administrative functions. And now, look at EDSA and other major thoroughfares in Metro Manila. They are virtual parking lots!

Metro Manila residents have persevered through years of hellish traffic and it seems they would have to persevere more till their wits' end since no solution is in sight.

Other cities and municipalities in the country should learn from this bitter situation prevailing in Metro Manila. They have all the opportunity to avert and prevent similar carmaggedons in their areas.

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Urban planners were not tapped to map out Metro Manila's traffic posture. Now, it's much too late: the roads are too small for big volumes of vehicles using them.


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